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Showing posts with label computer news. Show all posts

Google wants to use Chrome to suck you into virtual reality

Google wants to use Chrome to suck you into virtual reality

 Google says it's now time to marry two computing realms: the web and virtual reality.


Its latest version of the Chrome browser includes a technology called WebVR, which lets programmers create websites that present the computer-generated 3D worlds of virtual reality. If you're into VR, you might appreciate the promise WebVR holds for expanding what you can do with a device like a Google Daydream View or a Facebook Oculus Rift VR headset.

That's because, in principle at least, WebVR makes it easier for developers to create a single VR experience that'll work across many VR headsets instead of having to create a separate version for each device. It's an extension of how a single website can span your laptop, Android phone or iPad tablet.


Lenovo's latest Android tablet is really a budget laptop

The Yoga A12 could be better than an entry-level PC in the right circumstances.




The tablet market is increasingly skewing toward laptop replacements, but what if you want a replacement for a low-cost laptop? Lenovo thinks it has the answer. It's introducing the Yoga A12, a 12.2-inch tablet that's really a budget convertible laptop for the Android crowd. 



Think of it as a lower-priced but larger alternative to the Yoga Book. You won't find the earlier model's pen input or Windows 10 option, but you'll still get a very portable design (it's 0.21 inches thick at its slimmest point) that can fold into a slate when you're watching Netflix, or a laptop when you need to get work done. The trick, as with the Yoga Book, is a flat touch-sensitive keyboard that eliminates some of the usual physical bulk. We found the Book's keyboard hard to get used to, but it might be easier on the A12's larger, more comfortable surface

The A12 still has an Atom x5 chip powering things, although Lenovo has cut the memory and storage in half to 2GB and 32GB respectively. You'll also get a 13-hour claimed battery life. This is clearly meant more for browsing and the occasional productivity app than someone intending to use the tablet as their main computer. You might not mind so much when you see the price, though: the new Yoga will start at $299 when it goes on sale February 8th. That's just inexpensive enough that it could be a compelling alternative to a conventional entry-level laptop -- it doesn't have the performance or software of Windows portables, but it'll be easier to carry and more flexible.


Lenovo's Yoga A12 is super-slim budget version of the Yoga Book


Lenovo's Yoga Book was received well by internet, with many praising its unique and innovative design, but criticising the software. The Chinese company is back again with a new Android tablet that builds on the Book's success, the A12, with a larger screen and a modified version of Android on board.

The A12 has a 12.2-inch screen, with an Intel Atom x5 chip, 2GB RAM, and 32GB storage inside. Sadly, there's no pen input here, and no option for Windows 10 or Chrome OS. However, the key draw is the halo keyboard pioneered on the Yoga Book, and the now-expected 360° hinge. The 12.2-inch screen should help with the feeling of cramped space on the original Book, and at 5.4mm thick at the tablet's slimmest edge, and weighing under a kilogram, it's certainly portable. It runs a modification of Android which has a hybrid multi-tasking UI, comprised of three panes for apps, although Lenovo have declined to state exactly which version of Android the A12 runs.

The Lenovo Yoga A12 will be available on February 8th in gunmetal grey or rose gold colors. It costs $299 for the base model, and will be for sale on Lenovo's online store.



source: Lenovo
            engadget.com


Office for Mac 2015 Release Date Rumors

Office for Mac 2015 Release Date Rumors

When a new update of Microsoft Office comes to Mac? 

Mac users have been waiting for an update to Office for nearly five years, but despite the launch of a new version of Windows in 2013, still no new suite of Microsoft Office for Mac yet. Here, we bring you all the latest news, rumors and speculation about when Office for Mac is coming, and what we can expect when it does.

Office for Mac 2015 Release date: When is the new Office for Mac coming out?

Microsoft released a new version of your application email in Outlook for Mac for Office 365 subscribers in November last year, and confirmed that a new Office for Mac is coming.

According to Microsoft, Mac users can access a public beta version of the suite, which consists of several productivity applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, in the first half of 2015 ahead of a final version later this year.

Looking back at the history of the launch of Microsoft Office, it's easy to see why Mac users have been getting impatient. The company tends to release a new version of Windows software less than a year before the Mac version, but Office 2013 was launched in January 2013 so now we have been waiting for two years.

Announcing the new version of Outlook for Mac Microsoft said: "Historically we have launched a new version of Office for Mac approximately six to eight months after Office for Windows However, after the launch of Office 365 we made the conscious decision mobile to prioritize first and. cloud first scenarios for a growing number of people who do things in motion more often. "

Office for Mac 2015: Features & amp; improvements

We do not know everything about Office for Mac 2015 yet, but the new Outlook for Mac is available for customers to Office 365 and now includes the following changes.

Better performance and reliability as a result of a new threading model and data base improvements.A new modern user interface with better mobility and agility to switch between file support tabs.Online tape to find Exchange (online or on site ) filed mail.Master Category List support and enhancements that provide access to lists of categories (name and color) and synchronization between Mac, Windows and OWA clients.Office 365 push email support for delivery.Faster email first run and download email experience in real time with improved synchronization Exchange web Services.

In general, you can expect a lot of integration with mobile and cloud in Office for Mac 2015.

We will continue to update this article when we have more information.

Download and install WhatsApp on PC (Windows 7.8) using YouWave

Download and install WhatsApp on PC (Windows 7.8) using YouWave

WhatsApp is an instant messaging application for smartphone users to use based on data provided by the network operator services. Therefore messaging via WhatsApp does not cost any office network and instead only data costs are charged to almost nothing. In simple words, WhatsApp uses the Internet to allow communication between users, compared to an SMS-based service network.

WhatsApp is the brainchild of two former employees of Yahoo that WhatsApp Inc. founded in 2009. It was founded by Brian Acton and Jan Koum, who based his company in Mountain View, California. WhatsApp is now so popular that it has 700 million active users per day, compared with 830 million users are active on Facebook. Sensing a possible threat of WhatsApp, people began to prefer Facebook, when it was based communication network, Facebook decided to acquire WhatsApp in 2014 by a whopping amount of fat acquisition of $ 19,000,000,000.

Although there have been sporadic reports about a possible release of the PC version of WhatsApp, nothing concrete has been received from now. So most people who do not own a smartphone denied the exciting world of messaging WhatsApp. Not only that, this deficiency also denies smart phoneusers convenience at times when they would rather prefer to use WhatsApp in the comfort of their computers to their smartphones.

So we are here to help you access and enjoy the super awesome app, 'WhatsApp', right on your PC. The following information contains a list of successive steps that will guide you to properly install WhatsApp on your personal computer. This guide can be used to download and install WhatsApp for PC and will be compatible for Windows XP / Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 (32/64) operating systems.

Step by step guide to install WhatsApp on PC


Step 1: Make sure the video graphics driver for your computer has been upgraded to the latest version available online. This is because the Android emulator is required for installation is a graphics intensive application and may require latest features of your PC. Additionally, your PC must have 2 GB of main memory.

Step 2: Make sure the PC is connected to Internet.

Step 3: To begin installing WhatsApp on your PC, you first need to install 'YouWave on your PC. Go to YouWave site and download and install on your PC quickly. Currently this software is available for $ 19.99 only. However, it can be used for a month to completely free of cost. YouWave is essentially an emulator for Android. This software provides the platform to enable the downloading and installation based on Android Store on your PC applications. Therefore it is very essential for you to download this software first before attempting to install WhatsApp.

Step 4: Once you have downloaded YouWave, you have to open the executable file and run the installation. To successfully complete the installation, follow the instructions on the screen which themselves are pretty easy to follow.

Step 5: However, once the software installation, startup window - asks to be 1) continue, 2) activation key purchasing or 3) Enter activation key if you have already purchased Trial software. Choose the option that suits you. You could buy the software and enter an activation key or you could choose to continue with the trial version of the software. If you do not want to buy the software in the future, then you can go for 'Bluestacks ", another Android emulator as good as' YouWave'. Bluestacks is available for free.

Step 6: Once the above steps are completed, and then launch the browser window software that emulates the Android user interface (UI) on your PC. By YouWave interface, locate and launch the Google Play Store.

Step 7: Once inside the store Play Google go to the search box, which is indicated by an icon of 'lens' and type, This search will then take you to the window WhatsApp 'WhatsApp.' Installer.

Step 8: Once the window installer WhatsApp is currently on the screen, click an automatic process that WhatsApp installed on their PC 'install button' start. However, make sure you are ready with their ID cards because Google Play Store will ask you to log in using these details before starting the installation.

Step 9: But before starting to finally start using the application, Whatsapp prompted to enter your phone number and only then be able to login. Enter your phone number to continue using WhatsApp. Once you are logged in, all your messages and contacts get imported.

Step 10: Once installation is complete, start using the most popular messenger in the world and connect to your friends.

If you encounter any problems during installation, do not forget to talk about it in our comments section, so that then we could improve our guide further.